Winchendon Solar

Location:

Winchendon, MA

Size:

2,300 Kilowatts

Project Name

Live

Turning an Unused Quarry into New Town Revenue

In 2014, we worked with the Town of Winchendon to complete this ground-mounted solar installation on the 30-acre site of a former sand pit. The first of its size in town, this project provides tens of thousands in new, recurring tax revenue, reducing the burden of everyday taxpayers. This site presented unique challenges to our EPC team. Nexamp became one of the first installers in Massachusetts to use a helical ground screw mounting system to install swiftly on a site with difficult slopes and rocky soil conditions. As part of a long-term solar net metering credit purchase agreement, the energy generated at the solar site provides savings to the Chelmsford and North Chelmsford Water Districts and their residents.

Project Benefits

  • New tax revenue funds town projects such as the redesign of the entrance of the town’s 100-year-old library to enable handicap access.

  • Produces enough energy to power 385 local homes.

  • Employed 60 local construction and electrical professionals at the height of site work.

Energy User:

North Chelmsford Water District, Chelmsford Water District

Application:

Ground-mount

Annual Estimated Production:

2840000 Kilowatt-hours

Annual CO2 Reduction:

4,422,000 Pounds